DAUGHTER-IN-LAW’S RIGHT TO RESIDENCE UNDER THE DV ACT AND THE SUPREME COURT DECISION (GUEST POST)

A very insightful column by Ms. Sonam Singh (DJS). First published at Livelaw. Here goes: DAUGHTER-IN-LAW'S RIGHT TO RESIDENCE UNDER THE DV ACT AND THE SUPREME COURT [1] Pitaji[2], Mataji[3], Bahu[4] and Beta[5] were all living together happily, after the marriage of Bahu and Beta. Their house - let’s call it, Swarg, where they all stayed, was … Continue reading DAUGHTER-IN-LAW’S RIGHT TO RESIDENCE UNDER THE DV ACT AND THE SUPREME COURT DECISION (GUEST POST)

JUDGMENTS WITHOUT TEARS | PART II | Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja (GUEST POST)

This is the second in a series of posts titled ‘Judgments without tears’ where we try to make complex judgments accessible and fun. A guest post by my dear friend and super talented Vishal Vyas. Let me try unpacking Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja delivered on 15.10.2020. A 151 page judgment but a well-reasoned judgment under … Continue reading JUDGMENTS WITHOUT TEARS | PART II | Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja (GUEST POST)

Phone-tapping and Recording of a Phone conversation: Is it legal and admissible?

First published on LiveLaw at : https://www.livelaw.in/phone-tapping-and-recording-of-a-phone-conversation-by-a-private-party-issues-relating-to-legality-and-admissibility/ “Who are you? Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts?” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Is Privacy history? The sheer number of court trials where a telephone recording is sought to be used by either party as evidence, suggest that private thoughts are … Continue reading Phone-tapping and Recording of a Phone conversation: Is it legal and admissible?

Law on Foreign Divorce Judgments, Child-Custody Orders & Anti Suit Injunctions  

Introduction “H (an NRI) is divorced in Texas, and to marry - he is free; No, he has a wife in India, Indian Law says, doesn’t he ?,H is, therefore married and not so, all at the same time; perfectly legal at one place; in the second, his act - a crime.”   This limerick reflects a classic … Continue reading Law on Foreign Divorce Judgments, Child-Custody Orders & Anti Suit Injunctions  

Recognition of Foreign Divorces in India ? Is your foreign divorce decree valid in India ?

This article attempts to bring some clarity on the law relating to recognition of foreign divorce decrees in India, in what circumstances they are valid, and when not ? I've also tried throwing light on the process and procedure of challenging or upholding the same in India ....read on  DIVORCE  A Happy marriage is a … Continue reading Recognition of Foreign Divorces in India ? Is your foreign divorce decree valid in India ?

ISLAMIC LAW – AND TRIPLE TALAQ – OVER THE YEARS – NEED FOR CHANGE !

The Hanafi Sunni principle of Triple Talaq –Unilateral Talaq by Husband (known as talaq-ul-bain/biddat) has been criticized a lot for the inherent gender injustice. It gives the arbitrary power to the husband to give talaqto wife without any rhyme and reason, and leaves out no scope for reconciliation as the same is not revocable. Muslim clergy has upheld even … Continue reading ISLAMIC LAW – AND TRIPLE TALAQ – OVER THE YEARS – NEED FOR CHANGE !

Divorce in India. All you need to know about contested and mutual divorce.

Divorce in India This article explains all you need to know about getting a divorce in India. Marriage as opposed to relations of blood, is one which we enter into by our own choice and not by virtue of our birth. Conceptually Marriage is both a Sacrament & a Contract.  It is a contract because it … Continue reading Divorce in India. All you need to know about contested and mutual divorce.

Supreme Court convicting man for wife’s murder – circumstantial evidence.

In this interesting case - the Court convicted the man for murdering his wife, on the basis of following evidence - the chain of circumstantial evidence :- i) Motive (Suspected infidelity on part of wife - strained relations on that count) ii) Last Seen together. iii) Unnatural subsequent conduct. iv) killed wife at hotel - … Continue reading Supreme Court convicting man for wife’s murder – circumstantial evidence.

Supreme Court on Customary Divorce….

Comment : In this case the court was faced with facts wherein the deceased husband's relatives sought to oust the widow from claiming partition - by relying on the specious plea that the widow stood divorced via customary divorce letter, the court held that though S.29(2) HMA expressly saves customary mode of divorce from the effect … Continue reading Supreme Court on Customary Divorce….